Alex Ovechkin says he had a nice dinner with new Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, his fourth coach in three years.
The Capitals may need a strong start in October if they hope to be playing in mid-April.
The Capitals have announced their entire 82-game schedule for their 40th anniversary season. Check out dates and times here.
The Capitals have taken a European player with their first draft pick in eight of the last 10 years.